Born 18 June 1856
Died 27 March 1946. (Hawthorn)
Parents: Robert, customs officer, and Jane Wallace
Marriage: (1) 1881 Collingwood, Jane Caroline Langridge; 3s. 2d.; (2) 1902, Maude Evelyn Crocker-Smith; 4d.
Religion: Church of England
Education: Templeton's School, Fitzroy, matriculated 1875-1876, studied law at the University of Melbourne.
Career: Employed as clerk from age 13; admitted solicitor 1881 and commenced practice in Melbourne; partnered T. Fink (Fink & Best) 1886, the firm becoming successively Fink, Best & P. D. Phillips 1889, Fink, Best & Hall 1894, Fink, Best & Miller 1917-1932; president Vic. Cricket and Football Associations. KCMG 1908. Fitzroy City Councillor 1883-1897, Mayor 1888-1889.
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLA||Fitzroy||April 1889||May 1901||Resigned.|
*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.